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WIN ON THE DAY WEDDING COORDINATION BY PUDDING BRIDGE WORTH OVER £700!

Famed for their stylish, contemporary decor that’s perfect for dazzling celebrations, multi-award winning wedding and event company, Pudding Bridge, has launched a brand new wedding planning service. From creative vision to visiting venues, founder Helen Hopkins can organise every aspect of your day.

Whereas hiring a wedding planner was once considered a decadent indulgence, many now consider it a sensible investment no couple should be without. If you have a demanding job, a busy lifestyle or you’re trying to organise a wedding while living overseas, you’ll definitely benefit from Helen’s knowledge and expertise.

To celebrate this exciting launch, we’ve teamed up with Pudding Bridge to offer one lucky bride the chance to win an incredible prize.

‘I’m so excited to be partnering with Flossy & Willow and Perfect Day Bride to give one of their beautiful clients the chance to win my on-the-day wedding management service. I’m a big fan of the boutiques and the designers they stock, so I can’t wait to get started. Our new wedding planning service is perfect for style savvy couples, so I know we’re going to be a perfect fit.’

Do you want to relax and enjoy your wedding day without having to worry about logistics? Helen has designed her wedding day management service so you can do exactly that. Whether you’re organising an elaborate celebration or an intimate gathering, Helen will make sure it’s memorable for all the right reasons.

Having discussed your plans and produced a detailed running order, she’ll be on site at your wedding venue from the moment set-up begins until the end of your romantic first dance. She’ll liaise with your suppliers throughout the day, assist you and your guests and make sure you have a perfect day!

To be automatically entered into the competition, all you need to do is attend an appointment at either Perfect Day Bride or Flossie & Willow Bridal Studios. The winner will be chosen at random by us. The location of your wedding can be up to 60 miles from Bath and the cost of travel is included.

Discover more about Pudding Bridge and what they can do for your wedding day at http://www.puddingbridge.co.uk.

 


 

Credits

Stylist and wedding planner – Pudding Bridge | @puddingbridge
Venue – Widbrook Grange | @widbrook_grange
Florist – Foxy Buds | @foxybuds
Shoes – Charlotte Mills | @charlottemillsshoes
Stationery – de Winton Paper Co | @dewintonpaperco
Photographer – Capture By Lucy | @capturebylucy

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PRONOVIAS – COMING SOON TO FLOSSY & WILLOW

We couldn’t wait to share this news with you! We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Pronovias wedding dresses are coming to Flossy & Willow! Yes, we’re bringing this amazing label to our Wiltshire bridal studio. As you can imagine, we’re pretty darn excited…

Pronovias designs are famous for their fabulous cut. Super flattering and downright gorgeous, these dresses feature regularly at A-list weddings. So, when you visit us to try on our Pronovias edit, you’re guaranteed your OK! mag moment.

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Why We Love Pronovias

We also love Pronovias gowns because of the fabrics. Really, they’re just heaven. Gorgeous laces are major features of many of the dresses and they’re just perfect. Check out the illusion necklines and bodices – swoon! We’re head-over-heels with the lace sleeves and embellished hems too.

There are also plenty of First-Lady style gowns in the collection too. Fitted waists, full skirts, elegant necklines and on-trend pockets are just so chic and stylish. We predict that these classic, sophisticated styles are going to be VERY popular indeed.

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And we’re not the only ones who are members of the Pronovias fan club. Hop on over the top blog Rock My Wedding, search for Pronovias and you’ll see oodles of fab real brides wearing these dresses. Or, take a peek at this feature on Love My Dress that says the current collection is ‘simply bursting with brilliant new designs’. We don’t like to boast but we did tell you these designs are totally on point.

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So, if you’re putting Bradford on Avon set into the sat nav so you can pay us a visit, then you need to know that these dresses arrive at Flossy & Willow in April. Of course, we’ll let you know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as soon as we have an exact date. Then, get in touch to book your appointment and we’ll be waiting to welcome you.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FLOSSY & WILLOW!

Well here we are in 2017! We hope that January has started wonderfully well and you’re set for a fabulous year. Today, we’ve cracked open the birthday champagne because Flossy & Willow is one. Yes, we’re celebrating a fantastic first year and we’ve got some super exciting news to share too…

One Year At Flossy & Willow

We can’t believe that it’s a year since we opened the doors to Flossy & Willow. And, what a year it’s been. We’ve met hundreds of amazing brides and helped them to find their perfect wedding dress. We’ve taken part in some downright gorgeous styled shoots that have featured on Love My Dress and Style Me Pretty. The whole team has loved every minute and we can’t wait for the next twelve months. Who knows what we’ll have achieved by our next birthday!

One of the most exciting things to happen at Flossy & Willow came back in the summer. Our chic and cool older sister, Perfect Day Bride, moved in with us. This has been the absolute best thing ever.

Now when you visit us, if there’s a dress in the Perfect Day collection that you just HAVE to try on, you can! Or, we can book you a double appointment so that you can spend ever more time with us. Our edit of wedding dresses from handpicked designers has to be seen to be believed. So, what are you waiting for? Come and see us soon!

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A Birthday Present To You From Flossy & Willow

There’s so much to look forward to! Firstly, our diary is starting to fill up with designer trunk shows so make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the latest news.

We’re also BEYOND excited to tell you that we’re bringing a new designer to Flossy & Willow! These wedding dresses are the actual bomb. If you want a brilliantly cut, flawlessly made dress in a heavenly fabric from a really famous label, this is for you. It’s our birthday but you’re the lucky ones getting the gift, how ace is that?

We’ll be saying a proper ‘hola’ to our new label next week so check back then for all the gossip. And yes, that was a little hint…

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Credits:

Photographer: Lucy Davenport

Creative Director: Emma, Coco Wedding Venues

Shoot Manage: Kat, Katrina Otter Weddings

Creative Consultancy: Coco & Kat

Gown: Willowby by Watters

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM FLOSSY & WILLOW

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s almost Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited But, as we close the door on Flossy & Willow for the festive period, we just wanted wish you all the best for a super Merry Christmas.

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A Look Back At The Year

It’s fair to say that 2016 has been a good ‘un for Flossy & Willow. Our big sister, Perfect Day Bride, moved in with us, we’ve welcomed new designers to the studio and we’ve been part of some fantastic styled shoots. In fact, we’ve done a lot in twelve months!

But, the very best thing about 2016 has been meeting so many downright brilliant brides. Meeting everyone and helping brides find their dream dress never gets old. In fact, it gets better and better every time we do it. Here’s to all the brides that said yes to the dress at Flossy & Willow this year. You’re just ace.

So, what’s going to be coming your way in 2017? Well, you know that we’re not going to tell you everything right now! However, we can tell you that there’s going to be all kinds of excellence and we know you’re just going to love it. Christmas teases aren’t we?

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We’ll be taking a break over the festive period so that we can indulge in a cocktail or two. Or three or maybe even four. Flossy & Willow is now closed until 3rd January 2017.

We’ll still be checking our email over the break so if you can’t wait to book your appointment with us, just ping a note to flossyandwillowbridal@gmail.com. We can then pop you in the diary so we’ve both got things to look forward to in the New Year.

Here’s to a flipping fabulous Christmas for us all and for everyone we care the most about. Joy to the world and festive fun for all!

 

Credits:

Photographer: Lucy Davenport

Creative Director: Emma, Coco Wedding Venues

Shoot Manage: Kat, Katrina Otter Weddings

Creative Consultancy: Coco & Kat

Gown: Willowby by Watters

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WILLOWBY BY WATTERS DESIGNER EVENT – 26th NOVEMBER

With Christmas lurking just over the horizon (sorry, we dropped the festive bomb right there), diaries are filling up fast. So you don’t miss out on our Willowby by Watters Designer Event, we’re giving you plenty of notice. Flip forward to Saturday 26th November and pencil us in RIGHT NOW. The wedding world is going crazy for Willowby and we want you to see why…

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We’ve loved Willowby by Watters ever since we opened Flossy & Willow and we’re not the only ones. These gowns have been used by some of the hottest wedding stylists around for styled shoots. In fact, just recently, we provided Willowby wedding dresses for this AMAZING shoot that was featured on both Style Me Pretty and Love My Dress. If that’s whetted your appetite then our Designer Event is for you.

There’s so much to love in the current collection. Willowby dresses are super flattering and the design is just absolutely on point too. There are flowing skirts and slinky designs, amazing details and gorgeous fabrics and there are contemporary touches and timeless styles. Willowby brides are all kinds from boho or vintage babes to classically elegant, sophisticated women and the gowns are downright perfect for everyone. In short, the collection is just a dream.

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We’re bringing the best of the Willowby by Watters wedding dresses to Flossy & Willow on Saturday 26th November and you’ll be able to try on everything to your heart’s content. Our stylists will be on hand to help you and we say you should come prepared to fall in love.

Appointments for this fab event on 26th November are limited so contact us today to secure yours. Don’t miss out – the event just won’t be the same without you!

Dresses from the current Willowby collection start at £900 and range upwards to £1500 and, if you order your Willowby dress on 26th November, we’ll help you celebrate with a quite delightful 10% discount.

Appointments are available for this event from 9am right through to 5pm so get in touch to book yours on 01225 867600 or via flossyandwillowbridal@gmail.com

Bring on 26th November – it’ll feel like Christmas has come early!

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CATHERINE DEANE – NOW AT FLOSSY & WILLOW

Well hello there and how the devil are you? We’ve been super busy at Flossy & Willow of late. Not only have we opened The Bridal Edit, we’ve also been at bridal shows and trade events. It’s certainly been a hectic few weeks! But, we’re back today with fantastic news – the amazing wedding dresses from Catherine Deane are now at Flossy & Willow! We really couldn’t be happier…

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Catherine Deane wedding gowns really are something special. They’re so incredibly feminine but they’re also absolutely on point in terms of fashion forward design too.

We adore the fact that Catherine mixes traditional techniques with contemporary and modern styling. There are also gorgeous fabrics, amazing details and so much more to fall in love with. Check out the dreamy silk tulle and the oh-so pretty French lace. Swoon!

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Our edit of Catherine Deane dresses picks out the very best from the current collection. You’ll find elegant yet alluring silhouettes aplenty in our selection of wedding gowns but there are also stunning separates to discover too.

We’re also head over heels for Catherine Deane wedding dresses because they’re just perfect for all styles of weddings. From sophisticated and elegant affairs to laidback occasions and cool celebrations, there will be a Catherine Deane gown you’ll want to wear.

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When you visit us to try on our collection of Catherine Deane dresses, definitely use the opportunity to get creative with accessories to put an individual twist on your wedding day look. Killer heels, statement jewels and more all look downright brilliant. We LOVE styling brides in these sublime gowns!

Our collection of wedding dresses by Catherine Deane range in price from £900 to £1500.

So, if you want to visit Flossy & Willow to say hello to Catherine Deane designs then just get in touch to book your appointment. You can reach us via 01225 867600 or via flossyandwillowbridal@gmail.com. You’ll find us at 7 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY and we can’t wait to see you soon.

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BENJAMIN ROBERTS – A NEW DESIGNER AT FLOSSY & WILLOW

You might have noticed a few weeks ago that we declared our love for bridal designer Benjamin Roberts here on the Flossy & Willow blog. Today, we can bring you the amazing news that we’re bringing these downright gorgeous gowns to the boutique. Yes, Benjamin Roberts wedding dresses are arriving at our Wiltshire boutique and we want you to be among the first to see them. You need to read on for details of our exclusive Designer Day…

But, let’s start by introducing you to Benjamin Roberts and the latest collection is full of everything fabulous. Slinky silhouettes, flowing chiffons, super romantic gowns and the cutest embellishments you ever did see have all made it into our edit of gowns and we’ll be stocking the very best of the 2017 collection at Flossy & Willow.

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Benjamin Roberts includes a little bit of everything in the collections. There’s a dash of the traditional, a big dose of the fresh and fashion forward plus a few gowns that are spot-on perfect for destination brides. The quality is fabulous (well, we wouldn’t stock any dresses that didn’t meet our high standards!) and the dresses fit so well, flattering you in ways you’ll just love

And we’re not the only ones who think Benjamin Roberts is ace. Over the last few years, the team has picked up some of the most prestigious awards in the wedding world so you can see why we’re so excited to bring these wedding dresses to Flossy & Willow.

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In fact, we’re so excited, we’ll be welcoming the Benjamin Roberts label to the boutique with an entire weekend of celebrations. On 20th and 21st August, we’ll be holding Benjamin Roberts Designer Days at Flossy & Willow and you’re invited! Just get in touch with us on flossyandwillowbridal@gmail.com or via 01225 867600 to book your appointment.

So, we can’t wait to see you in August. We have no doubt that you’ll become members of the Benjamin Roberts fan club too!

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SAMPLE SALE – 30th JUNE

Yes, that’s right – the event of the summer is just around the corner. We’re thrilled to announce that the HUGE Flossy & Willow Sample Sale will be taking place in our Bradford on Avon bridal boutique on Thursday 30th June 2016 5-9pm.

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If you’re looking for your wedding dress and you’d like to bag yourself a massive bargain, then this is a summer sale that you can’t afford to miss. We’re discounting our sample dresses by more than 50% and any dress in the sale could be yours for just £600. That’s an absolutely gigantic reduction on our handpicked gowns from Willowby by Watters, Mikaella by Paloma Blanca, LM by Lusan Mandongus and Eliza Jane Howell to name but a few.

You don’t need to make an appointment to shop our Sample Sale, just turn up and come on in but, be warned, it’s first come first served so don’t be late if you want to get a first look at the gorgeous wedding dresses on offer.

Our location and contact details are here and we can’t wait to see you.

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LOVING RIGHT NOW – SPRING 2016

It’s been a crazy busy few weeks at Flossy & Willow and, with wedding season in full flow, all things matrimonial are never far from our minds at the moment. Everything around us is super inspiring and we’re finding an awful lot to love in all kinds of place. So, we thought we’d share a few of the things that we’re loving right now because, you know, you can never have enough wedding inspo!

BIG FLORALS

After spending FAR too long swooning over the delights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we’re all about big florals right now, especially those that include masses of seasonal British blooms. Whether we’re talking about oversize bouquets, statement installations or impressive tablecentres, we just can’t get enough and who cares about the hayfever?!
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VOW MAGAZINE

Our favourite regional wedding magazine has released another brilliant issue and, as always, we’re loving it. VOW is free to download wherever you are and its clean design really makes us happy. Of course, the latest issue makes us really happy because a shoot we were part of fills quite a few pages but there’s loads more to enjoy with VOW and we’re smitten with the fashion-led style of this fantastic mag.

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BB BOUTIQUE

We’ve always loved the bright and vibrant Bespoke Bride and now, we have to admit that we’re spending a bit (OK, a lot. A very lot.) of time browsing their new BB Boutique. The edible flower lollipop favours are on our list of faves as is pretty much everything in the décor category. The copper decorative wire letters are brand perfect for Flossy & Willow and we’re very tempted by the massive canvases that you and your guests can colour in!

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TRAINS

No, we’ve not turned trainspotter but we adored seeing so many gowns with bridal-ready trains gracing the red carpet at the recent Cannes Film Festival. As well as the traditional trains, we loved the capes and details on the dresses of the best dressed. Also, colour and pattern – it was great to see bold colours and eye-catching patterns aplenty. Loving, for sure.

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We’ve also all been reading Katrina Otter’s latest feature on Love My Dress all about unexpected wedding costs – if you’ve not seen it yet, hop on over now to check it out. Finally, we’re also head-over-heels, can’t-stop-smiling in love with Benjamin Roberts for reasons that will become clear very soon…

Credits:

Image 1 – via Oncewed

Image 2 – VOW Magazine

Image 3 – BB Boutique

Image 4 – via Pinterest

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WEDDING FLOWERS? LET’S ASK YOUNG BLOOMS

Here at Flossy & Willow we love to promote like-minded inspirational, hard work and damn right talented ladies in the Bridal World. Wedding Flowers are top of a Bride’s priority list after finding their dream gown (from Flossy & Willow of course!)

Grace at Young Blooms is certainly one lady we love to rave about. On behalf of our bride’s here at Flossy & Willow we pitched some question’s to Grace and here is what she had to say …….

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What are the popular trends for this spring summer? We are using a lot of Juliet roses which are a peach David Austin rose. Couples are also keen on us creating hanging designs for their marquee weddings!

Have floral trends changed much from last year? Bridal bouquets are certainly getting bigger and more relaxed in style. Brides seem to want less of a formal style and love the large headed roses, dahlias and peonies that are available through the summer months. We are loving also being able to supply our own grown flowers from our Not So Secret Garden, Couples are slowly coming round to the idea of British grown flowers and what’s available as Wedding magazines are getting behind the style and promoting flower growers as an option to think about for wedding flowers.

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Have floral trends changed much from last year? Bridal bouquets are certainly getting bigger and more relaxed in style. Brides seem to want less of a formal style and love the large headed roses, dahlias and peonies that are available through the summer months. We are loving also being able to supply our own grown flowers from our Not So Secret Garden, Couples are slowly coming round to the idea of British grown flowers and what’s available as Wedding magazines are getting behind the style and promoting flower growers as an option to think about for wedding flowers.

What do brides need to consider when choosing their flowers? Brides should think about the style of their day and how the flowers can reflect that. Do they love formal and structured styles that can be very elegant or are they aiming for a relaxed festival feel for their day. It’s important that flowers reflect something of the couple but equally sit well in the venue.

What’s the craziest request you’ve had from a bride? We had a fantastic wedding at a local venue where the bride only flew in a couple of days before the big day and we had been communicating via email as she was in USA! Once we had created the Church flowers we had to wait around until the ceremony was over then pull everything down and recreate it in the reception venue. There was a lot of archways which we had to move in  a very tight space of time! Quite stressful at the time but fabulous to look back at the photos as the event was stunning and the bride had a fabulous eye for design.

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What advice would you give to brides choosing their wedding flowers? Some brides worry that they have to have the same flowers in their bouquet as in their ceremony and then in their reception flowers so everything matches. This is something I wouldn’t worry about, it’s good to maybe choose a central colour theme for your day but flowers don’t need to match all the way through. I guess my other piece of advice is have what you love in your flowers, they are all so unique and fabulous it’s important especially in your bouquet to be able to look at it and love it, love it as you walk down the aisle and also love it as you back at the photos. So take time to explain to your florist about the feel and style that you are looking for and make sure you are on the same page. 

If you were a bride what blooms would you choose for your big day?I would create huge bouquet of David Austin roses, we just did a bridal bouquet using Heirloom roses which are a dark pink colour and have the most amazing scent! I would also stuff everything nook and cranny with sweet-peas just for their smell as it reminds of summer! I love flowers and always think they can be such a talking point for people, so I would have a lot of flowers at my wedding!

In our next ‘Share The Love” with Young Blooms we are giving them full reign of our beautiful window space. And we just can not wait to see what they have in mind for us!

 

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